Our mission to find more pushchair friendly walking routes continued with this pleasant walk through the vineyards from Ollon to Aigle. We found the route here and set off on the train from Geneva to Ollon (which takes 1.5 hours).
Ollon is a lovely little village in Vaud, but overlooking the beginning of Valais. The mountain views on both sides of this valley are spectacular:
I am sure that this would look even more beautiful in the Summer/Autumn when the vineyards are not bare. We followed the yellow signs to Aigle which led us up along small roads through the vineyards, which were perfect for the pushchair. There was an occassional car, but generally the small road/path was ours to walk along and soak up the views.
The route was up and down and after the vineyards of Ollon, we walked through a forest which led us to an excellent viewpoint of Château d’Aigle:
The winding road led us to the château itself, which is beautiful. You can explore inside, but it is definitely worth bringing your baby carrier with you for this area; there are a lot of cobbles!
Just below the château, we came across Le Caveau du Cloître, a lovely cafe/restaurant serving delicious food and local wine. We sat out in their garden and enjoyed a well-deserved rest (and small glass of wine)!
We then carried on towards the other side of Aigle and the surrounding vineyards. We then looped back around and went towards the train station to head home.